Hot Tapping Services
Hot Tapping Procedures:
A. Saddle or weld nozzle installed, valve installed, assembly pressure tested and tapping machine attached.
B. Valve opened, hot tap completed, coupon or cut portion retained by latches on pilot drill. Pressure is contained within the tapping machine.
C. Cutter and coupon retracted and valve closed. Fluid is drained and tapping machine is removed. The tapped valve is now ready for the contractor’s tie-in or IFT’s line stopping equipment to be inserted.
Typical Pipeline Tapping Angles:Straight Tap, Angle Tap and Elbow Tap
Adding new connections or tie-ins
Adding branch connections to existing pipelines without interrupting service is our specialty. Capabilities: 1/2" - 96" on water, gas, steam, air, and chemicals. Available for any type of pipe, with complete turnkey service available. IFT specializes in large diameter connections.
Hot tapping or pressure tapping is the method of making a connection, or tying into, existing pipe or vessels without interrupting the system. Pipeline tapping is also the first procedure in line stopping, where the hole saw is used to make an opening in the pipe, so a line plugging head can be inserted. IFT's hot tapping services include tapping 1/2" to 96" on natural gas, water, sewage, steam, petroleum products, and chemicals.
To get a quote for your Hot/Wet tapping needs, with or without a valve, call IFT 1-800-221-3332 or use our free quote form. ]
The slide show displays images of a first of its kind, a 102" x 42" tap ,without a leaving a permanent valve. Once the tap was made the Dylan Swedge Valve™ was closed. Our Swedge Valve tie in was in place for 4 months until the line was completed. Once new the pipeline was completed the Dylan Bonnet and Gate were removed leaving a butterfly valve aprox. one mile down stream from the connection.